Torture by exposure to weather


Exposure to various weather conditions is used as a form of torture. Some victims have their arms and legs bound and are left exposed to the hot sun for prolonged periods or forced to stand in the rain for days. Some are left out in the cold at night.


Torture by exposure to weather has been reported in the following countries:

[Africa] Mali, Morocco, Zaire

[America] Colombia, Uruguay

[Asia] Israel

Broader Problems:
Physical torture
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
17.10.2021 – 09:59 CEST